VICE News: Inside America’s Billion-Dollar Weed Business: The Grass is Greener

In a city with dispensaries as common as coffee shops, Denver is undoubtedly the epicenter of the legal marijuana movement. And if you’re in the business of bud, it’s a good place to be: Colorado accounted for a third of the country’s 2.7 billion dollar marijuana market last year.

ABC 7: Marijuana Kiosks. Ganjapreneur Sells Machines

Written by: Anica Padilla 9:28 AM, May 14, 2015

DENVER – A new kind of kiosk could change how marijuana dispensaries do business.

Dispensaries are cash-only businesses, which creates concern about theft and robberies.

The new kiosks work like a cash register and a vault – it accepts the money from customers and keeps it out of workers’ hands.

“We’re basically solving most of the problems that dispensaries face today,” said Karla Guarino, kiosk owner. “Whether that’s reconciliation at the end of the day, anxiety experienced by the bud tender in just having to manage the cash, the IRS tax purposes.”

The kiosks have already been installed in a handful of Colorado dispensaries.

The kiosk owners are now working to expand into Oregon and Washington.

View the original article and video here

CBS News: Inside the NYC Cannabis Convention

NEW YORK — Marijuana is illegal in most of the country, but the industry is growing. Companies in the cannabis business are seeing sales take off – and not just for pot.

At the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York City this week, thousands gathered to explore marijuana-related goods like processors, cultivation equipment and even cannabis-infused coffee.

Read the rest of the story and see the video from the show here.